Alpine Lakes Wilderness

PCT 2018 Day 100, July 31, Tuesday

Start mile 2390.6, Snoqualmie Pass

End mile 2417.3, tentsite

Miles walked: 26.7

I leave the hotel early, taking advantage of cool morning hours to climb from 3k to 7k elevation. The views today are glorious. After climbing down to 3k to cross the Lemah River, the trail goes back up to 5.5k. I run out of daylight before reaching a lake, and stop at a nearby campsite.

Snoqualmie Pass

PCT 2018 Day 99, July 30, Monday

Start mile 2376.1, fire lane

End mile 2390.6, Snoqualmie Pass

Miles walked: 14.5

Why do they call it Mirror Lake?

Water lilies.

Chair lifts near Snoqualmie Pass.

Hot Sauce and I arrive in town at about the same time, communicating by text. We were planning to share a room at the Summit Inn, but when we learn that PCT hiker room rates are quite affordable, we get separate rooms.

Many PCT hikers are at the motel. My room has an actual bathtub instead of a mere shower, and I soak pleasantly.

I had a supply box mailed to the Inn, and organize my food bag, and take a well-deserved rest in my room.